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Searching for and finding an apartment in Auburn that is friendly to the environment is tricky. Below are things to look for when looking at apartments in Auburn. If you notice that none of the apartments are environmentally friendly, you can take the tips below and apply them to the apartment you chose.
Save Energy When Possible
The best way to make auburn apartments more environmentally friendly is by using less “man created items.” Instead of having your lights on, use sunlight to light your unit. When it gets dark, there are energy-efficient light bulbs you can buy at affordable prices. When the weather is warm, try opening a few windows to help the unit cool down, especially during spring and summer. You are saving money and energy.
Going Green in the Kitchen
The kitchen should be environmentally friendly. Auburn apartments contain appliances that are not exactly green. Save energy with a dishwasher by finding one that has an “energy saver.” Open the the dishwasher door to let the dishes dry or use a no-heat setting that some machines have. To completely save energy, wash the dishes by hand. Don’t leave your fridge door open. We’re all guilty of doing this, but it’s important to make sure you save energy when you can. Keep the refrigerator away from the oven and dishwasher, and out of the sunlight. These are minor adjustments that can really make a world of difference. With smaller appliances like your coffeemaker, or can opener, try to keep them unplugged when they’re not being used. Look for environment friendly wood floors instead of carpets. You will also save on electricity since you won’t need a vacuüm cleaner. There are many green and natural ways to clean your floors that don’t require any electricity. Another quick and easy thing to look for when finding environment-friendly apartments in Auburn is the paint on the walls. Most apartments in Auburn will allow you to paint the walls. If the walls are white, ask the landlord if you can choose the brand and color. If you’re able to, pick a color from a brand that’s safe for the environment.
There are many things to look for when choosing an apartment in Auburn that’s environment-friendly. If you’re unable to find an apartment, there are minor changes you can make that will make your apartment green. Just remember to get permission from your landlord before making any changes.